Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

The Postcolonial and Global Literatures pathway offers students the opportunity to explore writing from the classic to the contemporary, in postcolonial and global contexts, while studying in the heart of London?s East End with its distinctive histories of migration. This is a broad and interdisciplinary pathway, which nevertheless provides a specialized, research-led programme of study ideal for those wishing to go on to pursue PhD study in related fields. The programme also engages with the critical present and provides a wide range of academic and transferable skills allowing graduates to pursue a wide range of career pathways, including teaching, publishing, or working within the cultural industries.

Assessed modules are taught in weekly two-hour seminars. The research-training module will involve visits to archives and galleries which may each take up an afternoon. The dissertation is supervised through sessions with a specially designated supervisor. In addition to the timetabled sessions, you will be asked to attend meetings with your adviser and course tutor. You will also need to undertake many hours of independent learning and research in order to progress at the required level. When coursework deadlines are approaching independent learning hours may need to increase significantly.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019. EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,150 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,150 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £16,350 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,575 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,575 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,175 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Most applicants will have an undergraduate degree with a first or good upper second class honours (or the equivalent) in English or such related fields as history, cultural studies and media studies. Where a North American marking scheme is used, applicants should have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5. Promising applicants who do not meet the formal academic criteria but who possess relevant credentials and who can demonstrate their ability to produce written work at masters level will also be considered.
  • International entry requirements: The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes within the School of English and Drama are: IELTS: 7.0 overall including 7.0 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking; TOEFL: 100 overall including 27 in Writing, 24 in Reading, 22 in Listening and 25 in Speaking; PTE Academic: 68 overall including 68 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking; Trinity ISE: Trinity ISE III with Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking; C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 overall including 185 in Writing, and 185 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 overall including 185 in Writing, and 185 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
  • IELTS score: 7